Handy advice for dry hands

Hands are easily irritated – especially in the winter when we can have such drastic changes in temperature and humidity. Hand dermatitis is extremely common, especially for those already dealing with skin conditions (I’m looking at you –  eczema, psoriasis, and autoimmune disease), or people with jobs that require frequent hand washing and/or chemical exposure like teachers, hairdressers, healthcare and industrial workers. 

On top of that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is washing their hands constantly with soapy water or alcohol-based sanitizer. All that aggressive hand hygiene can cause some serious drying out and irritation. So how can we keep our squeaky-clean hands healthy and smooth?

Use gentle cleansers.   Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are all the rage right now, and they are often very drying. Consider a gentler soap option if your hands are drying out from constant hand sanitizer use. 

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.  A lotion, in most cases, is not going to cut it for dry, irritated hands. Instead, look for a moisturizing cream to apply frequently throughout the day, especially just after washing. Skin Wise Organics Replenishing Hand Cream is a great on-the-go moisturizer which provides a silky smooth feel and lasting moisturization.  Sometimes, even with the best and most consistent routine of applying hand cream throughout the day, our hands still are not happy.  To go the extra mile to moisturize and protect your skin,  at bedtime apply an ointment such as Skin Wise Organics Soothing Barrier Ointment to your hands under white cotton gloves and wear overnight.  The next morning, you will wake to soft, supple skin, and your hands will thank you!

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